Whenever we talk about the greatest films of all time, it’s hard to neglect The Godfather. The Godfather was built in a franchise, the decision which still garners mix reactions. The franchise comprising three instalments was helmed by Francis Ford Coppola. The first one had Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, while the remaining two were led by Al Pacino alone.
The Godfather is a cult in the world of cinema. The franchise inspired many filmmakers to change the presentation of crime thrillers. Believe us, the franchise has a special place in the heart of every cinema lover and don’t even dare to argue on its quality (especially the first part).
While we are talking so much about the franchise, let’s even take a look at its box office journey:
Released in 1972, the film was a rage amongst the cinema lovers. Based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same name, The Godfather is one of the highly acclaimed films of all times. It gifted us with several iconic dialogues and one-liners. It was a gem in every department, be it acting, direction or any other. Speaking about the collection, it made a global sum of $244 million as per box office mojo. It is rated with 9.2 out of 10 on IMDb.
The Godfather: Part 2
The second instalment arrived two years later but it was let down in terms of the box office when compared with its predecessor. In terms of critical reception, there were mixed opinions on the film. While some called it better than the first, others tagged it as mediocre. It made a global collection of $48 million and it’s rated 9 out of 10 on IMDb.
The Godfather: Part 3
The third and the final instalment received the most harsh words from the critics. Majority of experts called it just an attempt of making big bucks, thus ill faming the cult’s reputation. Contrary to all such negatives, the third part was commercially successful by garnering $137 million. It was released in 1990. Part 3 is rated 7.6 out of 10 on IMDb.